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Baltika #7 Export - Baltika Breweries

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Reviews: 177
Hads: 368
Avg: 3.06
pDev: 18.95%
Wants: 5
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Baltika Breweries visit their website
Russian Federation

Style | ABV
Dortmunder / Export Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-26-2003

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Reviews: 177 | Hads: 368
Photo of claytri
3.14/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer poured a light pale gold the head was white and quickly went from rocky to a lace. The aroma was of sour malt and beer. The taste was of sour malt with some light hops and a citrus finish. The feel was light and dry. Not a bad export, no bitterness and not overly hopped.

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Photo of mynie
3.53/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Expires on March 25, 2007. Bottled a year to the day before.

Very dark gold, a nice pilsener color. Minimal head, though, and what's there flies away real quick.

Has almost no odor, but what's there is decent. Light pilsener grain, soil.

Tastes like a nice, strong export pils. Sunshine grain, very dry european hops and light, aged hints of coffee and earth. Nice.

Export beers are meant to age a little while, which should explain why this beer is so much better than the other Baltikas that find themselves halfway across the world, in the Mid West. Though nothing special that's worth seeking out, this is a decent enough beer. I'd love to get a chance to try it fresh.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.95/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a pale golden golor with massive white puffy long-lasting head. Attractive lacing.
Smell is slightly sweet but really barely detectable.
Taste is light, crisp and very refreshing. Left a nice full mouthfeel with moderate taste retention.
Nice crisp finish with great drinkabilty.
Better tasting than a domestic lager and much more enjoyable.

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Photo of aforbes10
2.23/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

another beer from the Baltika Challenge we held. This one wasn't one of the better ones. poured with a totally white head and a straw colored body. malt and corn and ethanol odor like a stinky old malt liquor. taste is bitter, astringent and dry....im thinking amstel. its funny because Vlad (the Russian we were drinking with) said that this is supposed to be the version of #3 that they export out to everywhere else. why do they think non-russians want to drink a shittier version of #3? eh. thin and not a good drinkin' beer.

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Photo of shivtim
2.41/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear gold, with a slight white head. Nose is, surprise, grainy corn. Slight alcohol, and a bit of mustiness. Taste is mild old malts and grains. Not too interesting, but not offensive. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, drinkability is so-so. Overall it's just a bit boring.

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Photo of bodybyadam
2.72/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

My wife’s Russian friend at work brought this over for me not knowing much of anything about it.

A: Poured into a pint was a beautiful translucent golden color with frothy white foam to form a nice 1” head. This was the most appealing aspect of this lager.

S: I’m sure it had some other notes than the mild notes of a bitter hop thrown in there. I say this because I was getting over a cold with nasal congestion. (Probably unfair for a review)

T: The first sip was a distinct lager that you would enjoy at a stadium-sporting event with that mild bitter hop. This was a familiar taste but not a bad familiar taste. It reminisces of some other pale ales.

M: Smooth for a lager but you notice the grainy taste try to mix with the light bitter hop and the combination isn’t quite the balance I was looking for.

D: I like trying these different lagers and ales from regions all over and try to notice a pattern to the brewers making the recipes. I was glad I had it.


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Photo of RoyalT
3.16/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance – This poured a beautiful clear bright yellow in color with a big, pure white head. The head came up wonderfully on an easy pour and just looked gorgeous on top of this bright yellow lager.

Smell – There’s a faint lagered grain aroma here and that is about it. I can also get a mild processed sugar.

Taste – The grain here is pilsneresque with a light grainy sweetness. The finishing sugars taste a bit stale but otherwise this is a nice flavor profile.

Mouthfeel – This is light-bodied with a good, clean, crisp carbonated finish.

Drinkability – I’m not a huge fan of the style but this seemed right on the mark.

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Photo of jdhilt
2.26/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a five finger white head that fades quickly to a ring leaving traces of lace. Chrystal clear amber color. Light carbonation and light-medium bodied. Skunky nose. Starts sort of sweet, corny/grainy not much flavor. Easy enough to drink on a hot day but I'm glad I bought only one. $1.95 for a 500ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of ernie
2.35/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Another try to brew a Dortmunder Export for the masses. Another bland beer as a result.

Appearance is boring - pale liquid from a cheap-looking can. High carbonation level helped to stage a spectacular bubble show in my glass but didn't contribute much to the head. No crown to wet my moustache in, what a pity!

Smell faint, malty. Start fizzy to the point of itching. Taste flat, on the malty-sweetish side. Bitterness in the finish, unpleasant aftertaste.

Not recommended in any way.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sallow amber with a sparse cloud of fine particulates and the occasional bubble journeying up to a nice looking cap of bright white foam. The head looks a great deal like meringue since it's soft and firm at once. There isn't a huge amount of lace, but it's no slouch in that department either.

The aroma follows the appearance in that it's simple and effective without being a standout. Although there's nothing here that hasn't been smelled countless times in countless versions of this style, Pivzavod Baltika usually manages to eliminate the nastier tendencies of most Euro lagers. I can appreciate musty/musky hops on a pale malt base.

The brewery describes #7 as a higher alcohol, lower hop version of their other lagers. After all this time I don't recall how #3 and #4 tasted, but after a few mouthfuls of this one, that seems pretty accurate to me. Untoasted pale malt is able to contribute a modicum of sweetness due to the laid back nature of the noble hops.

This isn't outstanding beer, but it does seem to be a worthwhile variation on the brewery's other pale offerings. As a lightly sweet, non-palate fatiguing, easy drinking lager to imbibe while contemplating the mess that Putin has made of your country, it ain't half bad.

The mouthfeel is decent too. Despite all my prodding and probing, I really can't find much to fault. If anything, there's a bit more substance than in most EPLs. Yeah, I know it's technically a Dortmunder/Export Lager, but it's European, pale and a lager, so...

Other than the exceptional #8 (Wheat) and the very good #4 (Porter), most of the beer from this brewery is merely above average. That's pretty much where #7 settles out as well. In a region of the world where good beer is pretty hard to come by, that's nothing to sneeze at.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a fluted strange)

A- This beer has a straw yellow crystal clear body with a cascade of tiny bubbles flowing upward. The head is a big thick creamy white layer that turns rocky very quickly but last and last.

S- The smell of noble hops is strong with sulfur note in the finish. There is a note of cooked corn in the pale malt note.

T- This beer starts with a zippy hop flavor combined with carbonic acid bite. There is a sweet pale malt flavor that is crisp with some sulfur notes. The hops and carbonic acid lingers on the taste buds still fizzing away for a bit.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a watery texture that makes it feel lighter.

D- This light lager has some nice qualities but the carbonation really dominates the beer. It does enhance the hops a bit, and I would drink this over soda pop, but it just doesn't have the depth of flavor.

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Photo of russpowell
2.66/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours light yellow with a 3 finger plus white bubbly head that drops to a film. Bubbles continously rise from the bottom of my glass. Some head retention and lacing

Smell: Graininess and faint hops aroma

Taste: Graininess and sweetness with slight fruitiness in the finish

MF: To sweet and cloying, but good carbonation level

Easy drinking, but also easy to forget, I've certainally had worse

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Photo of Drew966
2.37/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Purchased a bomber (unfortunately it is in a green bottle). It pours a very pale straw color with a nice head. Smell is mild, as is the taste, not bad compared to a typical Euro lager. Nothing special, but drinks fairly well. I would drink this again, but not worth looking for.

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Photo of pentathlete
2.71/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear wet straw gold with a 3/4 inch white head, that didn't last more than a minute or so leaving a small thin table and some bubbles on the glass. The smell is sweet hay with a clean malt base, a bit boring. Taste is sweet with a mild, but not too important, bitterness that is quickly overwhelmed by a sweet finish. The body is light and while this is drinkable enough, it isn't anything special. I'm not sure if it's the style or the beer, but it isn't my thing.

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Photo of WesWes
3.77/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a clean, crisp lager malt scent along with German style hops and yeast. The taste is decent. It has a pale malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes dry, yet surprisingly malty for a lager. It is lightly hopped and clean tasting. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is a good export lager. It's light and easy drinking with a maltier approach than some.

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Photo of DogFood11
1.26/5  rDev -58.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

This has to go down as one of the worst beers of all time. Skunky and weak. boring head and no lacing.

smell of adjuncts and grain with some sweetness.

Tastes like a skunk that is hungover. hop presence is non existent. this is a slammer at best.

not reccomended

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Photo of kbub6f
3.26/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big, white, fizzy head. Superclear, pale yellow beer. Streams of carbonation. Spoonk! from a mile away. Sweet front, a little chemically spoonk, a little corn, a little burnt toast. Quite full, sweet malt, a little syrupy. Finish is crisp spoonk and fairly sweet. More burnt toast and some alcohol. It's a fairly sweet, malty, crisp lager. Not bad. Fairly strong flavors.

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Photo of Morris729
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear very pale yellow color with a nice creamy and tall bright white head that slowly dissipates into a thin lace. Nose is sweet malt and fresh grain and is rather clean. Taste is lightly sweet malt and is fresh and crisp with little to no hop bitterness present. A fairly simple light and refreshing brew.

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Photo of SkeeterHawk
2.57/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours an extremely clear pale gold color with quite a few bubbles stuck to the side of the glass. There was no residual head to speak of. After a minute the beer sat lifeless looking in my stein.

Aroma: A tad of malt and corn. The aroma has a tad of hops, but the majority is pretty reserved. There is a bit of alcohol noticeable in the hops, but I don't know if that is because of the mild aroma of the use of rice.

Taste: Totally mild flavor. There is a little of malt mixed with a tad of hops...some watered down alcohol. It is not gross or anything...in fact it is a little refreshing...how much did I pay for this?

Opinion: On the scale of cheaper adjunct using macro-brews, I would put this one a little higher. Not quite with Kirin or San Miguel, but still it is an OK beer. Not one that I would seek out, but I am glad that I gave it a shot.

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Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer after its extraction from the 500ml green bottle resides in my glass a luminous gold with a diminutive frothy white head that evaporates quickly leaving a thin cover of lace upon the glass. Nose is archetypal lager sweet malt that is fresh, crisp and clean, with the start slightly sweet and the grain presence adequate but a bit light, top is fair to middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is pleasantly spicy as far as the hops go acidity moderate and the aftertaste desert bone dry, a passable beer, but nothing to get excited about.

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Photo of paterlodie
3.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

BB 12-09-05. Poors in with good head and nice&clear pale golden beercolor. Nose is strong malty with light hoparome reminding me of perlehops. Litle oxidation noticable but overal fresh. Taste is quiet dry, most certainly for a Dortmunder and misses fullness. Bitterness also dosed quiet low what makes this one tasting watery as mouthfeel is. Drinks easy but misses flavour.

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Photo of specsbeer06
3.95/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this was an excellent beer that can surprise most beer drinkers. It was light but full of flavor, that almost resembled Spaten. A nice crisp taste allowed it to go down easily and quench my thirst. It trully should be highly recommended. As a master of beer, I would say it is at the moment one of my top 25.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.45/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Unfortunately this is packaged in a green bottle, but the price was right at $1.69 for a pint bottle. Baltika #7 is a pale yellow straw color. Carbonation is very good. The head is large and ultrawhite. After uncapping the bottle the aroma starts with a quick whiff of skunk followed by a pleasent, but generic grainy sweetness found in many euro pale lagers. The taste is diffenently that of a euro pale lager and not a Dortmunder. Flavor is nice and sweet with a mild grainy taste. The depth of flavor and malt profile are way better than the average euro pale. Drinkability is very good, this is a good session choice for those times when you feel like something tasty, but want something relatively light.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Looks almost exactly like the Baltika classic lager: very pale, crystal clear gold with a good initial head that fades right away. Nose is also similar but a little more prominent: sweet malt, a tad grainy. Taste is mostly sweet malt, very light and clean. Hop bitterness is low and hop flavor non-existent. Still, a clean beer with no obvious faults. Finishes simple and doesn't linger. Crisp texture, light body.

Better than most macros is all I can say.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The Baltika #7 is really not much different that the other golden Baltika beers in appearance, aroma, or taste. The only thing that seems to vary is the strength. It pours a clear golden body with yellow highlights and a full and foamy bright-white head that dissipates quickly. It keeps a decent collar through most of the glass, and even leaves some lace. The aroma displays some semi-grainy malt with a light sweetness. The body is medium with a soft carbonation that helps to give the impression of a fuller body than actually exists. The flavor is as the nose suggests, with an adjunct laden but still mildly grainy maltiness. The bitterness is restrained, and it finishes with some gently lingering sweetness. Overall, it's not a bad beer, but if I want an overly sweet adjunct lager I think I'll just stay domestic and have a Pabst Blue Ribbon!

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Baltika #7 Export from Baltika Breweries
71 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.